Review Catalog

Please note that none of my pre-2018 reviews are on this list, maybe one day I’ll get the time to add them all. Also, you won’t find many of my reviews to have less than three stars. If I can’t at least give a book three stars, I don’t want to lose time reviewing it.

Young Adult & Children’s – A list of all my Young Adult, Middle Grade & Children’s post-2018 book reviews by genre than in alphabetical order by title. 

FANTASY, PARANORMAL, SCIENCE FICTION & DYSTOPIAN: Sci-fi is bae, but I also want a werewolf to sweep me off my feet, then we can ride off into the sunset on their dragon-unicorn hybrid, escaping our new Alien overlords.

  • Battledoors: The Golden Slate by Brian Wilkinson | ★ 3/5 | YA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Begone the Raggedy Witches by Celine Kiernan | ★ 4/5 | MG, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Demonic Pact by Majanka Verstraete | ★ 4/5 | YA, Urban Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Dig by A.S. King | ★ 4/5 | YA Contemporary, Magical Realism | VIEW.
  • Enshrine by Kay Bennson | ★ 4/5 | YA, Fantasy, Romance | VIEW.
  • Esme’s Gift (Esme Series #2) by Elizabeth Foster | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzYA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Esme’s Wish (Esme Series #1) by Elizabeth Foster | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzYA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Grace’s Ghosts by Stephenie Wilson Peterson | ★ 4/5 | MG, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Guardian, The Choice: Magical Beasts Book One by Geoffrey Saign | ★ 3/5 | YA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Hive (Hive #1) by A.J. Betts | ★ 4/5 | Dystopian, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather | ★ 4/5 | YA, Paranormal | VIEW.
  • Inkling by Kenneth Oppel | ★ 4/5 | MG, Magical Realism | VIEW.
  • Kat: The Legend of Gnawbonia by Nick White | ★ 4/5 | Children’s, Adventure | VIEW.
  • Magic Harbor by Kristen L. Jackson | ★ 4/5 | YA, Urban Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Mister Invincible: Local Hero by Pascal Jousselin| ★ 3/5 | MG, Superhero Comic | VIEW.
  • Nemesis (Circuit Fae, #4) by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge | ★ 3/5 | YA Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Nils: The Tree of Life by Jérôme Hamon | ★ 2/5 | Graphic Novel, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Odd Voices: An Anthology of Not So Normal Narrators | ★ 5/5 | Queer YA, multi-genre | VIEW.
  • River Stone by Rachel Hennessy | ★ 4/5 | YA Dystopian, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • Rogue (Hive #2) by A.J. Betts | ★ 4/5 | Dystopian, #LoveOzYA| VIEW.
  • Silken Scales & Perfect Pitch by Alex Hayes | ★ 3/5 | YA, Sci-Fi, Romance | VIEW.
  • Snobbity Snowman by Maria Bardyukova & Quiet Riley Jr.| ★ 3/5 | Children’s, Picture Book | VIEW.
  • The Boy from Earth by Darrell Pitt | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzMG, Sci-Fi | VIEW.
  • The Coven Princess by Lily Luchesi | ★ 4/5 | YA, Paranormal | VIEW.
  • The Girl Who Fell by Violet Grace | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • The Portal (Tales of Mentara #1) by Ashley Uzzell | ★ 4/5 | YA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James | ★ 4/5 | YA Sci-Fi | VIEW.
  • The Rift by Rachael Craw | ★ 4/5 | #LoveNzYA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • The Ritual (Tales of Mentara #2) by Ashley Uzzell | ★ 3/5 | YA Fantasy | VIEW.
  • The Secrets of Hawthorne House by Donald Firesmith | ★ 3/5 | YA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • The Undercurrent by Paula Weston | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Sci-Fi | VIEW.
  • Weapon (Whisper #2) by Lynette Noni | ★ 5/5 | YA, Sci-FI, #LoveOzYa | VIEW.
  • We Three Heroes (The Medoran Chronicles 4.5) by Lynette Noni | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Wilder Country by Mark Smith | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Dystopia | VIEW.

MYSTERIES, THRILLERS, HORROR, CRIME, HISTORICAL & NON-FICTION: Ahhhhhhhhhhh real monsters.

  • Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Mystery | VIEW.
  • Before the Beginning by Anna Morgan | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzYa, Mystery | VIEW.
  • Devil’s Ballast by Meg Caddy | ★ 3/5 | YA, Historical Fiction, Queer | VIEW.
  • Old Enough to Save the Planet by Loll Kirby, Adelina Lirius | ★ 5/5 | Children’s, Climate Change Picture Book | VIEW.
  • My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones | ★ 5/5 | YA, Thriller, #LoveOzYa | VIEW.
  • Saga by Nikki McWatters | ★ 3/5 | #LoveOzYA, Historical | VIEW.
  • Slow Down: 50 Mindful Moments in Nature by Rachel Williams & Freya Hartas | ★ 4/5 | Children’s Picture Book, Nature | VIEW.
  • Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein | ★ 5/5 | YA, Thriller, #LoveOzYa | VIEW.
  • There’s a Zoo in my Poo by Professor Felice Jacka | ★ 4/5 | Children’s, Non-fiction | VIEW.
  • The Man in the Water by David Burton | ★ 5/5 | YA, Mystery, #LoveOzYa | VIEW.
  • The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent | ★ 4/5 | MG, Mystery, #LoveOzMG | VIEW.
  • The Secret Life of Stars by Lisa Harvey-Smith | ★ 5/5 | YA, Astrophysics | VIEW.

CONTEMPORARY, COMEDY, POETRY & Unclassifiable: Here I get super lazy and dump the rest together! Calm down the books are still in alphabetical order.

  • All Aces (CH.3) by Ellie Marney | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzYA, Romance | VIEW.
  • All Fall Down (CH.2) by Ellie Marney | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Romance | VIEW.
  • Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed | ★ 5/5 | MG, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • As Fast As I Can by Penny Tangey| ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzMG, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian | ★ 3/5 | YA Contemporary, Mental Health, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • Buckley’s Unexpected Adventure by Dion Summergreene | ★ 3/5 | MG, #LoveOzMG | VIEW.
  • Clackety Track: Poems about Trains by Skila Brown (Author) & Jamey Christoph (Illustrator) | ★5/5 | Children’s picture book, Poetry | VIEW.
  • Defensive Play by Jamie Deacon | ★ 5/5 | Queer, YA Contemporary, Romance | VIEW.
  • Dogography by Maree Coote | ★ 5/5 | Children’s, Non-Fiction, Art | VIEW.
  • Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi | 4/5 | YA Contemporary, Romance | VIEW.
  • I Had Such Friends by Meg Gatland-Veness | ★ 4/5 | Queer, YA Contemporary, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood | ★ 5/5 | YA Contemporary, Romance, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories, anthology | ★ 4/5 | #AusQueerYA | VIEW.
  • Lost in LA (The Bikini Collective #2) by Kate McMahon | ★ 5/5 | YA Contemporary, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • Ocean Rules (The Bikini Collective #1) by Kate McMahon | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber | ★ 1/5 | YA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Player’s Game by Desirae Clark | ★ 3/5 | YA Contemporary, Romance | VIEW.
  • Sea of Gratitude (The Bikini Collective #3) by Kate McMahon | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzYA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • SLAY by Brittney Morris | ★ 5/5 | YA Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Songs That Sound Like Blood by Jared Thomas | ★ 4/5 | YA Contemporary, #LoveOZYA | VIEW.
  • Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett | ★ 5/5 | YA Romance, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Stuck On Vacation With Ryan Rupert by P.S. Malcolm | ★ 3/5 | #LoveOzYA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Taking Down Evelyn Tait by Poppy Nwosu | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Ten Little Figs by Rhian Williams and Nathaniel Eckstrom | ★ 5/5 | Children’s, Aussie Picture Book | VIEW.
  • The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot | ★ 4/5 | YA, Verse Novel | VIEW.
  • The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer | ★ 4/5 | Children/MG, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • The Little Wave by Pip Harry | ★ 5/5 | MG, Verse Novel, #LoveOzMG | VIEW.
  • The Things We Can’t Undo by Gabrielle Reid | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzYA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • The Weekend Bucket List by Mia Kerick | ★ 4/5 | Contemporary YA, LGBTQ+| VIEW.
  • The Year The Maps Changed by Danelle Binks | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzMG, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Vardaesia (The Medoran Chronicles #5) by Lynette Noni | ★ 5/5 | YA Fantasy, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour | ★ 5/5 | Queer, YA Contemporary | VIEW.

Adult – A list of all my New Adult, Adult & 18+ post-2018 book reviews by genre than in alphabetical order by title.

FANTASY, PARANORMAL, SCIENCE FICTION & DYSTOPIAN: 

  • Bad Reputation by Lily Luchesi | ★ 5/5 | Paranormal, Crime | VIEW.
  • Beneath the Night by Jen Colly | ★ 3/5 | Paranormal Romance, Adult Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Bloodspell by Lily Luchesi | ★ 4/5 | M/M erotic, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Daughter of Rage and Beauty (Berserker Academy #1) by Amy Pennza | ★ 4/5 | Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance | VIEW.
  • Day of Execution (Paranormal Detectives #7) by Lily Luchesi | ★ 4/5 | Paranormal, Crime, Romance | VIEW.
  • Ghost Revelations by Aspen Black | ★ 4/5 | Adult, RH Romance, Paranormal | VIEW.
  • Sealer’s Game (Sealer Saga #1) by Kathy Coleman | ★ 3/5 | Adult, Fantasy, Romance | VIEW.
  • Shadow Magic by Sherry J. Soule | ★ 3/5 | NA Paranormal, Romance, Mystery | VIEW.
  • The Cursed Key by Miranda Brock & Rebecca Hamilton | ★ 4/5 | NA, Paranormal | VIEW.
  • The Veiled Threat (The Veiled Duchess #1) by Sophia Menesini | ★ 5/5 | NA, Fantasy, Queer, Romance | VIEW.
  • Vampire Blood and Iron Bullets by Lily Luchesi | ★ 4/5 | Adult Paranormal, Romance, Crime | VIEW.

CONTEMPORARY, COMEDY, POETRY & Unclassifiable: 

  • Behind the Lights by T.L. Travis | ★ 4/5 | M/M erotic, Romance | VIEW.
  • Bottle Rocket by Erin McLellan| ★ 4/5 | Semi-Queer, Erotic Romance | VIEW.
  • Candy Hearts by Erin McLellan | ★ 4/5 | Queer, Erotic Romance | VIEW.
  • The Diary of a late bloomer by L.M.L. Gil | ★ 5/5 | NA, coming of age | VIEW.
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | ★ 5/5 | Classics, Feminist Fiction | VIEW.
  • The Heart of Space by Cendrine Marrouat | ★ 3/5 | Poetry | VIEW.
  • Women of Resistance Anthology | ★ 4/5 | Poetry, Feminism | VIEW.
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